Methil Renuka

Entrepreneurship

Land Of A Thousand Ideas

By Methil Renuka March 28, 2018
The best way to experience Rwanda’s business environment is to take a walk up Kigali’s immaculate central business district (CBD) or down the small shopping streets of Kacyiru....
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Entrepreneurship
informal sector
K-Roma

Something To Wine About

By Methil Renuka March 15, 2018
Prudence Ukkonika’s wine shop is by a dusty petrol station in Wandegeya in Kampala. A giant wine bottle is positioned outside her shop, and inside is a profusion of pink ...
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K-Roma
Prudence Ukkonika
Billionaire

The Shy Billionaire In Space

By Methil Renuka March 1, 2018
Space is virgin territory, yet, for Sir Richard Branson. But even that, he appears set to conquer commercially with his company Virgin Galactic this year. One of t...
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Billionaire
Desmond Tutu
Dion Shango

Me & My Money: Dion Shango

By Methil Renuka March 1, 2018
The IMF says the global economy is likely to expand 3.7% in 2018. What is your personal investment philosophy? A 3.7% growth rate for the world economy is...
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Dion Shango
Investment
army

Remembering A Corporate Legend

By Methil Renuka February 13, 2018
It has been a year since FORBES AFRICA lost one of its staunchest supporters and readers, Colonel Satya Pal Wahi. He was an ardent admirer of our magazine and the great stories ...
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army
Colonel Satya Pal Wahi
First Lady

Uganda’s First Lady: ‘Write Your Own Story’

By Methil Renuka December 12, 2017
The Nakasero State House is a green lung in the heart of Kampala not far from the city’s raucous, chaotic traffic. Past the grey gates, red brick walls and rigorous secur...
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First Lady
Janet Kataaha Museveni
Conservation

‘The Greatest Lesson In Life Is People’

By Methil Renuka December 12, 2017
There is something about first impressions. When you meet Diana Kamuntu, two things instantly strike you about her: that she is tall – very tall – and that she would prob...
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Conservation
Diana Kamuntu
Film

‘It’s Time We Tell Our Own Stories’

By Methil Renuka December 12, 2017
We are in one of the breakaway rooms of the conference center at the five-star Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda, but the conversation is about Luweero, located two hours by road f...
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Film
Natasha Karugire
First Daughter

Connected To Her Land

By Methil Renuka December 12, 2017
It’s not every day one gets to meet a First Daughter, in the living room of the official residence of an African President. At the Nakasero State House in Uganda, Patienc...
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First Daughter
Patience Rwabwogo
Africa

A Slice Of India In Africa

By Methil Renuka November 29, 2017
Almost four hours before sunrise in Cape Town, another coastal town, 7,000kms away, in Kerala in south India, wakes up to the sights and sounds of dawn. This is Kozhikode...
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Africa
dosa
ABN Education Trust

Hands That Care

By Methil Renuka November 10, 2017
It is very rare that altruism and art find a common meeting place. We find both on the 22nd floor of a Sandton skyscraper, where businesswoman and philanthropi...
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ABN Education Trust
Art
Bisila Bokoko

‘A Cultural Hybrid’

By Methil Renuka November 8, 2017
I am inordinately held up in Manhattan’s unpredictable traffic even as Bisila Bokoko waits endlessly for me at the Les Ambassades patisserie in Harlem. She has promised to show ...
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Bisila Bokoko
Diaspora
Diaspora

The Right Connections

By Methil Renuka November 7, 2017
“The world needs a lot of help,” sighs Lilian Ajayi-Ore at the other end of the line in New York the Friday evening we speak to her from Johannesburg. “If we are being co...
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Diaspora
GC4W
electric car

On The Road To A Green Future

By Methil Renuka October 30, 2017
Off Kampala’s chaotic arterial streets, we are on a dirt road with speed bumps that are large mounds of red earth. The red leads to a yellow building up a slope with awkward bar...
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electric car
Green Energy
Barclays

‘The Social Agenda Is A Business Agenda’

By Methil Renuka August 30, 2017
We are at Barclays Africa’s steel-and-glass offices in Africa’s richest square mile, Sandton, talking about a world far, far away – in rural Africa. A world where Zimbabw...
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Barclays
Civil society